Hi all...After lurking on the boards for my previous trips, I've finally decided to register and post!!! I can't believe I'm starting with a pre-trip report for my first post A little about us: There's DH(we'll call him Dopey), myself( a little bit of Tink, w/ a little bit of Grumpy mixed in), DS11(Goofy), DD9(Belle w/ a little bit of Tink's spunk), and DD4(the Beast(mostly because that's his favorite). We are bringing DH's parents along for our first DVC trip, which we just booked today. We will be staying our first night in a 2BR villa at SSR, our home resort. Then, we will be switching to 2 studios at BCV for the remainder of our stay. The kids, as of right now, just know about SSR. They don't know we'll be switching to BCV, their first choice. We're hoping to keep that part a surprise for the next 7 months. Here's what we still need to decide: Do we wait-list BCV for our first night so we don't have to switch hotels?? Part of me would like to keep that night at SSR, since it is our first trip and our home resort. Plus, then we'll know right away exactly what our DDP arrangements will be. If we end up with the 2 separate reservations, do we want to add the dining plan for the first night? We will be doing the deluxe dining plan for the first time over for the BCV nights!!! yes, we realize it's a lot of food, but we're planning on quite a few signature experiences. Where do we want to eat????? We have so many places that we have been to and love, so many new places that we want to try!!! Decisions, decisions. At least they're fun decisions to make!! Well, thanks for reading my thoughts so far, at 7 months out. Any tips for a DVC newbie???